Birchwood’s environmental statement indicates that we are committed to minimising our impact on the environment by actively reducing, reusing and recycling waste; reducing energy consumption and making use of alternative energy; promoting wise water usage; maintaining and growing the flora of the property wherever possible; creating awareness amongst staff, guests and visitors about environmental best practice; and acting in a way that ensures that the operations are as sustainable as possible.
In 2009, we embarked on a massive greening initiative with the aim to be the greenest hotel and conference centre in southern Africa. Relationships have since been built with sustainable practice service providers with the aim to limit and reduce the impact of our operation on the environment. Our ultimate goal is to achieve energy independence and operate completely off the grid.
Birchwood currently holds Gold Classification Status in the Heritage Environmental Rating Programme.
TO DATE, OUR GREENING INITIATIVES INCLUDE: